Goa University recently taught how to make solar lamps at a workshop to over 200 students from its two adopted villages.
According to ET ,the Directorate of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) of Goa University organized the workshop, where students were given hand-on experience on assembling a solar lamp.
Solar lamp kits distributed to the students were robust designs with 8-10 years of usage and having five-year warrantee said the university in a statement..
The workshop was conducted to commemorate 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti all over the world in 180 countries, targeting 1 million students, who will be ‘solar ambassador’ for the world.
Students from the two adopted villages of Goa University were selected for the workshop, from Government High School, Pale-Siridao and Damodar English High School, Gudi Paroda.
The idea of solar energy harvesting as compared to conventional means is to promote non-violence means of energy harvesting for Sustainable Developments Goals (SDG).
The workshop is conceptualized by IIT Mumbai under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan of Government of India.
The International steering committee is headed by Dr. Anil Kakodkar, former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India.